Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Thursday, 2/6/16

Indian comedian splits internet; PRWeek's 30 under 30; Japan cooling on mobiles; Twitter and live streaming; Nadella in China; India leads internet growth; a kids smartwatch?

Satya Nadella is the latest big ticket US CEO to head to China recently. (Microsoft Sweden)
Satya Nadella is the latest big ticket US CEO to head to China recently. (Microsoft Sweden)

Indian comedian creates social media storm over mocking video

Controversial humorist Tanjay Bhat released video making fun of Indian idols Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar and saw a huge backlash online.

Meet the PRWeek 30 under 30 Class of 2016: Photos, profiles and insights

This year's 30 Under 30 contingent finds inspiration from mentors and families, is optimistic about the future, but has problems with the term 'PR'.

Japan is not as mobile-centric as we think: Appier

A study into screen usage in Japan by Appier finds mobile is still not everything in a country credited with leading Asia’s mobile charge.

Twitter's next big bet in Asia: C-Pop live streaming

Twitter is now focusing on a new, growing phenomenon, according to one of its executives: live video streaming.

Microsoft’s Nadella is visiting China: Here’s 3 reasons why

Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella has become the latest in a string of major US technology bosses in recent months to visit China, following Apple's Tim Cook and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

India now has more internet users than US

Global internet growth is flat, with the exception of India where growth is accelerating, said Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Kids want a smartphone? This is a good compromise

Your child's nagging for a smartphone, but you think they're too young? This start-up offers what sounds like a crazy solution: Give them a smartwatch instead.

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